To control AIDS ‘stop sexual contacts between Indians and foreigners’

I didn’t know of this amusing suggestion on how to control AIDS by Dr Avtar Singh Paintal, the then director general of the Indian Council for Medical Research, in 1988:

This is a totally foreign disease, and the only way to stop its spread is to stop sexual contacts between Indians and foreigners.

If only someone had stopped that human-monkey contact in the first place.

A report dated September 13, 1988 in the Weekly World News:

India has plan to stop AIDS - ban love!

India has plan to stop AIDS - ban love!